Why Religion Still Matters – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus (Video)

In this video, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus explains why religion still matters in the modern world in support of the the Zaytuna College fundraiser “Why Religion Still Matters.”



Featuring Ingrid Mattson, Reza Aslan, Alaeddin Albakri, Zaid Shakir, Hamza Yusuf, Hatem Bazian & Others

A Conversation You Don’t Want to Miss

What—if anything—does religion have to contribute to the great public conversations of the modern world? On June 27, the American Muslim theologian Hamza Yusuf will sit down onstagewith internationally acclaimed writer Reza Aslan for a provocative, no-holds-barred interview about why religion still matters.

Also featured will be Ingrid MattsonZaid ShakirHatem Bazian, and Alaeddin Albakri.

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It is the event of the summer—and one you don’t want to miss.

The Islamic Understanding of the Environment – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Inspired by Muhammad)

“The Islamic Understanding of the Environment”

Inspired by Muhammad Campaign

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

The Inspired by Muhammad campaign is designed to improve the public understanding of Islam and Muslims. It showcases Britonsdemonstrating how Muhammad inspires them to contribute to society, with a focus on women’s rights, social justice and the environment.

In this video, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad discusses the prophetic perspective on the environment.

Visit: http://www.inspiredbymuhammad.com

After the Night of Distance, the Dawn of Closeness has become Manifest – Qasida sung by Ustadh Amin al-Tirmidhi

http://www.inshad.com/forum/upload/userimages/24716/Al-tarmthi.gifUstadh Amin al-Tirmidhi is one of the world’s leading masters of the art of Islamic singing (nasheed), and is considered “the shaykh of munshids.” Born and trained in Aleppo (Halab), Syria, Ustadh Tirmidhi lives in Amman, Jordan.

After the night of distance
The dawn of closeness has come
And for the people of fear
It called out announcing safety…



Videos from Perfecting Prayer Webinar – Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, and Others

As-salamu alaikum,

May this reach you in the best state of health and iman. Ameen.


In case you weren’t able to attend the Perfecting Prayer Webinar that was conducted on March 13th and rebroadcast on May 13th, we’ve uploaded the videos. The webinar featured inspirational advice and practical guidance from Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Imam Tahir Anwar, and Ustadha Zaynab Ansari on how to attain presence in prayer.

The Virtues of Prayer – Imam Tahir Anwar from SeekersGuidance on Vimeo.

The Transformative Effect of Prayer – Ustadha Zaynab Ansari from SeekersGuidance on Vimeo.

The Prayer of the Prophet – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus from SeekersGuidance on Vimeo.

9 Keys to Prayer – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani from SeekersGuidance on Vimeo.

The Power of Prayer – Imam Zaid Shakir from SeekersGuidance on Vimeo.

Calming the Crunch Webinar with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani – Productive Muslim

Alhamdulillah, the Productive Muslim blog has posted a recording of the “Calming the Crunch” webinar with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani. In this webinar, Shaykh Faraz explains how to prepare for exams based on prophetic wisdom and excellence. You can view the recording below.


Trailer for SeekersGuidance Appalachian Retreat: Living Faith

SeekersGuidance Appalachian Retreat: Living Faith Trailer

Still haven’t made up your mind about attending the SeekersGuidance Living Faith Retreat?

Check out this trailer to see what you’ll be missing out on if you don’t attend:

Registration closes in two days, so don’t delay!


On the Passing of Habib Abd al-Qadir bin Ahmad al-Saqqaf – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

On the Passing of Habib Abd al-Qadir bin Ahmad al-Saqqaf – Shaykh Yahya Rhodus from SeekersGuidance on Vimeo.

Shaykh Yahya Rhodus expresses his condolences on the death of the spiritual luminary and renown scholar, Habib Abd al-Qadir bin Ahmad al-Saqqaf who passed away earlier this week. He shares a brief biography of Habib Abd al-Qadir and gives key insights from his life.


May Allah grant him the highest of Paradise, in proximity to the Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him), and the foremost of the foremost. Ya Rabb!

May Allah protect the scholars of the Umma of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), and inspire the most sincere and determined of his followers to seek the best and most beneficial of knowledge, and to spread in in the best, most beneficial, and most beautiful of ways.

Innaa lillahi wa innaa ilayhi raji`un.

Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah on Gambian TV

While in Gambia for a conference, Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah (biography) was interviewed for Gambian television. In it, he discusses evidence of Muslims visiting the Americas before Columbus, how he entered Islam, modernity as an economic system, how to deal with sectarianism, and the distinction between Shari’ah and haqeeqah.


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The Noor Ensemble – Harvard Islamic Society Mawlid Night

The Noor Ensemble performs a beautiful rendition of the Burdah, along with other traditional poems in praise of the best of creation, Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him, at the Harvard Islamic Society Mawlid Night.  (February 2010)


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Imam Subki’s Counsel on Seeking Islamic Knowledge – Faraz Rabbani – Old Video from Amman

Imam Subki’s Counsel on Seeking Islamic Knowledge – Faraz Rabbani

An old video, recorded in Amman (Jordan), years ago…

“The proper manners and methodology of seeking knowledge in Islam, from the Counsel of Imam Taqi al-Din Subki to his son Muhammad. The poem is read and explained by Sidi Faraz Rabbani of SeekersGuidance (www.SeekersGuidance.org).

Important in understanding a sound traditional Islamic understanding of knowledge; how it is sought; and the methodology of learning and knowledge that Muslims should follow. Emphasis is given on the purpose of knowledge; acting upon it; sincerely seeking the pleasure of Allah through it; following the way of the inheritors of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him); and manifesting the fruits of knowledge in one’s life–faith, piety, worshipfulness, and excellence of character and conduct.